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Sep 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
detroit international bridge built. host: thanks. next up is the clinton township, michigan. annette has identified herself as stopped looking. tell us a little bit about your experience. caller: i live in the suburbs. most jobs do not hire minorities. i went to detroit and the work for about seven years. i went to school the whole time i was there. i have the document. i was a manager and they laid me off. gannett that is all i care about. it is going to be -- once i finish my teaching dissertation. >> when it comes to the demographics from the labor report amongst -- defined by race it says for those that identify as white -- hispanic is 10.2%. four categories when it comes to age. that is teenagers. unemployment rate for them when it comes to august host: tell us about the job you are looking for. caller: am currently working on my master's. i got a job offer in and the york. and i was laid off from that position. currently, i am finding out that -- i am african american. i am finding out that african- americans are not being hired. whites and hispanics are being hired. i talked t
Sep 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
midwestern papers. this one the sunday free press in detroit. democrats to make case for obama to return. they point out that auto industry comeback and medicare will be part of the convention's focus. you can read that at the free press of detroit. atlanta is on the line now. sandra, democrat, good morning. >> caller: good morning. >> host: why do you think washington is as divided as ever? that's the headline in the "post" today. >> caller: for one, president obama has never been given a chance. he's been doomed from day one. they talk about, you know, everybody -- they just talk about him doing what he say he was going to do. it's already messed up. and when you don't even respect the president, what else do you get? i mean, i think it's totally ridiculous. but i guess you can get anybody to make a show -- clint eastwood -- he's been acting for years. i don't have disrespect for the president. it's already divided. >> host: in clearwater, on the line for republicans. >> caller: i've got two quick examples. early on the president in a speech telling the republicans, you can get
Sep 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
position. his argument they should lead detroit go bankrupt was harmful to him in michigan. the company still emerges and that is lost as the headline, " let detroit go bankrupt." there was a story done by my colleagues and i trust there reporting. they are both fine reporters. that is what happens in campaigns. they start talking to reporters about how bad the other guy is. if you're in the obama campaign, nobody is doing that. host: charlie in new jersey. caller: i saw that a bill was passed in congress that will change our contributions to israel from $3 billion a year to roughly $10 billion to $12 billion a year. the price of gas in the united states is almost $4 per gallon. we have cut off the ability of i oil.o sell guest: i'm not aware of that bill. you can go to the library of congress website to get a report of where that stands. that doesn't sound right. that is an authorization measure. people spend up to that amounts. the funding for israel has been relatively stable over the year at about $3 billion. so you will not see a fourfold increase of foreign aid to israel.
Sep 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
obituary in the washington host. detroit, gene, are you sticking with the president in 2012 gene? caller: yes i am and i'll tell you why. it's not just about him, but it's about the ideological difference between the democrats and the republicans republicans care about money, and the democrats care about people. i was watching one of the programs, and on the night of the president's inauguration, there was a dinner of about 15 republicans, including paul ryan, and at that dinner, they made the determination that they were going to do everything they could to block the president so that he would not be reelected. one of the things they were going to do was go after geithner, one of the other things they were going to do is to be against everything that the president was for, and we've heard them say several times this is the program that the republicans help presented. well, they voted against it because they do not want him to succeed. so not only does he need to be reelected, but the house of representatives needs to turn democrat. hose host and that's gene in detroit, michigan. by the
Sep 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
a number of districts, detroit for example has seen declinement which is going to affect your per people allocation, so there's a little bit of a squeeze play there in terms of funding and the district -- [inaudible] in a -- so no exaggeration to say there's a bit of a squeeze play with the funding there. host: how much of an increase were they asking for? how much was the mayor willing to go for? guest: so the -- complicated by the fact that the school board rescinded 47 had already agreed upon wages so that plays into the figure the union was asking. again, different figure systems loaded. i've seen anywhere from 19% in the first year alone of a contract to 30% over a four-year period. again, we don't know what actually is in the framework that has been agreed upon by district and union, but teachers, they did want to see an increase. they did want to see some of the wages that had been rescinded, restored, so we're going to have to see how that plays out. host: from new york, noel is an educator. you're on "washington journal." go ahead. caller: yes. i'm in agreement to the tea
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
unions and decide what account works best for me. host: walter in detroit, independent, good morning. caller: good morning. i would like to make a comment on something the gentleman said earlier. he was wondering why he had to put his money in a bank and why there are no other options. it's common knowledge that when you work hard for something and you want to put it somewhere, you want to trust to you give it to. you take a risk. when you find out they cannot be trusted and you are forced to compensate and are given the option to possibly go with them again, why would you do that? guest: having the choice of the banks or the financial institution that you use is incredibly important. consumers need to be able to shop around and find the one that works best for them. host: on twitter -- guest: not that i know of. host: can you explain withdrawal limits? guest: maybe they're talking about deposit holds where if they decide to hold some of your money because they're not sure of the source of your money, they have to give you $200 to start the next business day. i'm not sure if that's w
Sep 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
. the economy was crashing. detroit was going to go under. we were going to lose the whole automobile industry in this country. that is insane. we have turned this around. are we where we would like to be? absolutely not. we have a ways to go. progress is there, we can see it happening. i would say that is the key to our future and that's what he needs to be saying in iowa. we have unique situations in iowa with the terrible drought so we need the farm bill. we passed the farm belt in the senate with republicans and democrats and supported by all the farm groups, supported by consumer groups, supported by environmental groups. the house will not pass it. the house is locked up and yet farmers need some certainty to know what will happen in the future to their crop insurance, to conservation payments, the milk situation. there are a lot of things that need to be done with the farm bill but the house republicans refused to pass it. host: how much time we have on the current farm bill? guest: until the end of this month some of it will spill over into next year. a lot of them
Sep 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
on the phone from detroit, good morning to you. caller: yeah, hi, good morning. mr. colmes, something i want to bring up is you know, in in -- in obama's convention speech and believe me, i know romney is going to be no different in this respect, but he said if you believe in a country where everyone has a fair shot, everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same rules -- i could have choked. guest: why. caller: if you had a friend that robbed a bank and came to your house and you had him out, you protected him, what would you be? an accomplice, correct? now, these banks -- and i have read the findings of the senate hearings on the bank ing that karl levin -- carl levin shared and they were found guilty of prosecutable fraud. now obama, he turned it over to the justice department and obama and holder have done nothing to these banks. they're accomplices. they're criminals. romney will be the same. host: gary, thank you for the call. alan colmes, your response. guest: i think we needed to save the banks. i'm not sure obama is an accomplice to bank fraud. i thi
Sep 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
: democratic caller, detroit and michigan -- caller: good morning, cspan. the senator commented about the comments that mitt romney made last night. is he aware that his mother did mention earlier that was 90 years old was in the 47% sun that he was talking about? guest: david brooks writes about it today in " the new york times." there are americans from all walks of life who have been benefiting from what government has done. at what point do we have the discussion of what will the government play in the lives of americans. ? people want less government and lower taxes. people want accountability. they want results. they want solutions. programs that have been successful over time, do we continue those and how we strengthen those and improve them? those things are there for people who need them. on the other hand, how you get more opportunity for people? in this land of the american dream, if people continue to pursue their dream -- when i talk to small business owners around wyoming whether it be a bakery or a florist or a dry cleaner or a rancher reformer, people who did build their b
Sep 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
economic prosperity and some type of financial security. host: garrett is in detroit on the independent's line. -- gary. caller: i fell for the line about how the republicans are visonists. all my life i worked very hard. i paid all my taxes, did everything i should do. one time i moved out on a ranch and try to make it on my ranch, i did not have insurance and that's when i came down with heart problems and colon cancer and had nothing to fall back on. i went on food stamps, the lowest point of my life. the wasn't for help from the forrnment -- if it wasn't help from the government, i would never have survived. andno longer a republican one never support a republican again. as far as the democrats taking responsibility for this, they will never take responsibility for something the republicans have drove us into. this is a ditch the republicans have drove us into. glad your health has turned the corner. medicare is barack obama the first president to have cut medicare. $716 billion in cuts to medicare through the affordable care act. the romney-ryan ticket has a plan to save medicare for
Sep 16, 2012 7:00am EDT
office at the time stood you said and said we're not the worst schools in the country, detroit is the worst schools in the country, i said good for you, don't be guilty of low aspirations. i must say chicago has made progress, it's probably now the fourth worst school district in the country. i say this a big ironically. host: what are the problems? spell out the problems for the city. guest: the main problem, of course, is the condition of kids in inner cities in america. and i don't blame teachers for that. that is they are getting a lot of kids who do not have parental interest, parental involvement, a lot of kids from single parent homes. look, the singlemost important fact for the american future is 40 percent of our kids are born out of wedlock. this makes a difference in life, this makes a difference in society. so a lot of the kids that the teachers and schools have to work with come to them less than ready for school, and what can they count on after school? some kids find, other kids know, it's not so good. so understand that the material they're getting isn't all potential
Sep 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
concerned. at the same time, the night offices in -- the detroit free press get a phone call saying that eagleton has shock therapy in his background. the caller reported to be a mcgovern supporter who wanted this to get out before it became too late in the fall and the mcgovern campaign would not have time to react. this caller also calls the mcgovern campaign offices in d.c., so there are these two anonymous calls that really get the newspaper investigating, and at the same time, the mcgovern campaign is now asking eagleton questions about his past. but it is the newspaper eventually coming forward to the campaign in south dakota with a series of allegations about eagleton's passed that precipitates that disclosure and press conference in the middle of the dog days of summer -- eagleton's past. the campaign is on vacation, and this causes an incredible storm. one eagleton aide described it as being trapped in a hurricane, what happened. and the revelations come out. >> we are talking with josh glasser, author of "the eighteen-day running mate," coming to us live from new york. our firs
Sep 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
years. host: from where? caller: the troy, michigan. -- detroit, michigan. i live in a park with 300 something other seniors. i have been president of the homeowners association until this last year, but i retire because my man is going to be 97 in october. and he had a stroke. i am very political, but i can see both sides. it is time that people look at both sides. the question is, are you better off than four years ago? being a senior and having social security, i am the same. but i do not want to go back to what was four years ago. it is like my man said, he lived through the depression. he was about a third person on social security as a young man. and he was told, you are never going to ever collect that money. guess what, 35 years he has collected it. and that is what he says about the affordable care act. he says, i'm not listening to that stuff because i've been through it with social security. host: it is always good to hear from a betty. my mom is an 80-year-old betty. and she is a widowed ladies, so maybe you're man has a brother for her. if he does, just give a call back.
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